The IDF Interrogators Providing Life-saving Intelligence In Gaza

By Arutz-7
Posted on 11/20/23 | News Source: Arutz-7

At the beginning of the war between Israel and Hamas, the main effort of Unit 504 of the IDF was led by the unit's soldiers, field interrogators and desk interrogators.

While fighting against terrorists in Israeli communities in southern Israel, dozens of soldiers and field interrogators joined the IDF's combat battalions with the goal of eliminating terrorists, assisting the evacuation of the residents from the area and extending the findings emerging from the field. In parallel, a temporary field facility was opened in the south to conduct interrogations in real-time, which within a few days became a permanent facility for interrogations.

As part of the terrorist interrogations that have been going on since the start of the war, 300 terrorists of various terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip were interrogated and gave the locations of underground terrir tunnels, warehouses and weapons, along with exposing the enemy's methods of operation, and the enemy's assimilation efforts within the civilian population.

Throughout the war, the unit has been operating with a wide variety of tools and methods to achieve four main goals: to support the ground operation, collect intelligence to confirm targets, to lead and to influence the effort to evacuate the civilian population to the south of the Gaza Strip.

As part of the effort to evacuate the civilian population from the northern Gaza Strip, the unit operated with a variety of operational tools which helped the unit make over 30,000 phone calls, send over ten million text messages, send over nine million voice messages, as well as distribute about four million leaflets from the air and land, calling on the population to evacuate. The evacuation effort allows the IDF to broadly strike Hamas infrastructure in the area.